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The Resource Columbus : the four voyages, Laurence Bergreen

Columbus : the four voyages, Laurence Bergreen

Label
Columbus : the four voyages
Title
Columbus
Title remainder
the four voyages
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Bergreen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs, political, moral, and economic. In this book the author re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career
Summary
Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade,each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs, political, moral, and economic. In this book the author re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10009853
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
970.01/5092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E118
LC item number
.B47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the four voyages
Label
Columbus : the four voyages, Laurence Bergreen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : October 1492 -- Discovery. Thirty-three days ; Son of Genoa ; Shipwreck ; "The people from the sky" -- Conquest. River of blood ; Rebellion ; Among the Taínos -- Interlude. The Columbian exchange -- Decadence. "A great roaring" ; Roldán's revolt ; "Send me back in chains" -- Recovery. El Alto Viaje ; Castaways in paradise ; February 29, 1504 -- Columbus Day
Control code
5523946
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 423 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023011
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707969106
  • (OCoLC)707969106
Label
Columbus : the four voyages, Laurence Bergreen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : October 1492 -- Discovery. Thirty-three days ; Son of Genoa ; Shipwreck ; "The people from the sky" -- Conquest. River of blood ; Rebellion ; Among the Taínos -- Interlude. The Columbian exchange -- Decadence. "A great roaring" ; Roldán's revolt ; "Send me back in chains" -- Recovery. El Alto Viaje ; Castaways in paradise ; February 29, 1504 -- Columbus Day
Control code
5523946
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 423 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023011
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707969106
  • (OCoLC)707969106

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